The Forum, Bath | Bath
Friday 21st April 2017
7:30 PM


Sergey Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet, Op.64: Excerpts
Dmitry Shostakovich – Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor, Op.77


Nicola Benedetti – violin
Jason Thornton – conductor

Bath Philharmonia

Programme Note

Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high profile advocate of classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Nicola will bring Shostakovitch's dark, introspective First Violin Concerto to life with a performance that promises energy, torment and breath-taking passion.

Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet was premiered in 1938 and is possibly one of the most dramatic and colourful of all his ballets. The Montagues and Capulets has gained notoriety both for its sheer drama and as the theme tune to the television programme, The Apprentice.

King Edward's School, Bath proudly sponsors this concert.

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